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Photos: Tornado rips through downtown Marshalltown

Images of damage throughout the Marshalltown, Iowa downtown area following a tornado on July 19, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Joel LeWarne)
Images of damage throughout the Marshalltown, Iowa downtown area following a tornado on July 19, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Joel LeWarne)
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On July 19, 2018  a Tornado touched down in Marshalltown, Iowa, causing severe damage to a number of buildings throughout the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

The tornadic winds hit at 4:55 p.m. and ripped the clock tower off the courthouse and the tops off businesses and homes.

Marshalltown was just one of a number of towns in central Iowa effected by severe weather on Thursday.

A 9 p.m. curfew was set in Marshalltown as crews dealt with storm debris.

Browse a collection of photos shot by Marshalltown resident Joel LeWarne, that showcase the extend of the damage throughout the city's center.

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